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Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100

Portability
85
Imaging
66
Features
78
Overall
70
Sony Alpha a6000 front
 
Sony Alpha a6100 front
Portability
81
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77

Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 Key Specs

Sony A6000
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 344g - 120 x 67 x 45mm
  • Launched April 2014
  • Superseded the Sony NEX-6
  • Successor is Sony A6300
Sony A6100
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Push to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 396g - 120 x 67 x 59mm
  • Launched August 2019
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Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 Overview

Lets look a bit more closely at the Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100, both Advanced Mirrorless digital cameras and they are both built by Sony. The sensor resolution of the A6000 (24MP) and the A6100 (24MP) is relatively similar and both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The A6000 was announced 6 years before the A6100 which is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise summation of how the A6000 matches up vs the A6100 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony A6000 over the Sony A6100

 A6000 A6100 

Reasons to pick Sony A6100 over the Sony A6000

 A6100 A6000 
LaunchedAugust 2019April 2014More modern by 65 months
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Sony A6000 and Sony A6100

 A6000 A6100 
Manual focus More exact focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Screen resolution922k922kSame screen resolution

Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera regularly, you'll have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Sony A6000 provides physical dimensions of 120mm x 67mm x 45mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.8") with a weight of 344 grams (0.76 lbs) and the Sony A6100 has dimensions of 120mm x 67mm x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3") along with a weight of 396 grams (0.87 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have during that time. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the A6000 versus the A6100.

Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A6000 and A6100 is 85 and 81 respectively.

Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 top view buttons comparison

Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to visualise the gap between sensor sizes just by reviewing a spec sheet. The pic below may give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the A6000 and A6100.

As you can see, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the same resolution therefore you can expect similar quality of photos but you need to consider the age of the products into consideration. The more aged A6000 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 sensor size comparison

Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A6000 Portrait photography information
Sony A6100 Portrait photography information
79
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides face detection focus
saves RAW formats
82
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Sony A6000 as a Street photography camera
Sony A6100 as a Street photography camera
80
screen tilts
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lighter than others in class (344 grams)
above average ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
79
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
provides touch to focus
great ISO range (32,000)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony A6000
Sports photography with Sony A6100
73
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
75
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Sony A6000 as a Travel photography camera
Sony A6100 as a Travel photography camera
77
lighter than others in class (344g)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is not selfie friendly
86
has bluetooth
provides touch to focus
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A6000 Landscape photography highlights
Sony A6100 Landscape photography highlights
78
has manual focus
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
nice screen size (3")
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
79
has manual focus
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
great ISO range (32,000)
supports RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A6000 Vlogging information
Sony A6100 Vlogging information
33
provides face detection focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others in class (344 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
lack of external mic socket
79
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
comes with face detect focus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have microphone support
does not have image stabilization
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Sony A6000 vs Sony A6100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A6000 and Sony A6100
 Sony Alpha a6000Sony Alpha a6100
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha a6000 Sony Alpha a6100
Type Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Launched 2014-04-23 2019-08-28
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Bionz X Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 25600 32000
Max enhanced ISO 51200 51200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 179 425
Lens
Lens mount type Sony E Sony E
Total lenses 121 121
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 922k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dots 1,440k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.71x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 11.0 frames/s 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control Flash off, auto, fill flash, slow sync, rear sync, wireless, hi-speed
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/160s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 344 grams (0.76 lbs) 396 grams (0.87 lbs)
Physical dimensions 120 x 67 x 45mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.8") 120 x 67 x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 82 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 24.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1347 not tested
Other
Battery life 360 photographs 420 photographs
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot)) Yes
Time lapse feature With downloadable app
Type of storage SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $548 $748